verb (used with object)
to burn or char the surface of:
She seared the steak to seal in the juices.
to mark with a branding iron.
to burn or scorch injuriously or painfully:
He seared his hand on a hot steam pipe.
to make callous or unfeeling; harden:
The hardship of her youth has seared her emotionally.
to dry up or wither; parch.
verb (used without object)
to become dry or withered, as vegetation.
a mark or scar made by searing.
a pivoted piece that holds the hammer at full cock or half cock in the firing mechanism of small arms.
to scorch or burn the surface of
to brand with a hot iron
to cause to wither or dry up
(rare) to make callous or unfeeling
a mark caused by searing
(poetic) dried up
the catch in the lock of a small firearm that holds the hammer or firing pin cocked
(archaic) dried up or withered
a rare spelling of sear1 (sense 1)
the series of changes occurring in the ecological succession of a particular community
The entire sequence of ecological communities successively occupying an area from the initial stage to the climax community. See more at succession.
survival, evasion, resistance, escape
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